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Issued: Feb. 14, 2007
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Amin and Julie Khoury
Make Generous Contribution
To Kravis Center’s Encore Campaign
The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is pleased to announce the receipt of a $1 million gift to the Center’s Encore Capital Campaign from Amin and Julie
thIn making the announcement at the Kravis Center’s 15 Anniversary Celebration Gala
Benefit on Feb. 10, Kravis Center Chairman Alexander W. Dreyfoos thanked the couple on behalf of fellow board members.
Mr. Dreyfoos graciously accepted the $1 million gift that brings the Khourys’ total financial commitment to the Kravis Center’s Encore Campaign to $1.1 million.
For their $1 million gift to the Encore Campaign the Khourys will be honored with a
commemorative naming of the dance rehearsal hall on the second floor of the Cohen Pavilion, which will be named for the Khoury family.
Mr. Khoury is a member and Treasurer of the Kravis Center Board of Directors. He also is Chairman of the Investment Committee, a member of the Finance Committee and a member of the Kravis Center Corporate Partners Executive Committee. The Khourys are Kravis Center Founder Members.
“Julie and I are very happy to make this contribution to the Kravis Center’s Encore
Campaign, which funds the facilities to enable the youth in our expanded community to be educated in the arts. Last year alone, the Kravis Center outreach and education programs, 400 in all, exposed 100,000 young men and women to the arts,” Mr. Khoury said.
Mr. Khoury is founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BE Aerospace, Inc., a Wellington, Fla.-based company which has a $2 billion equity market capitalization. The company has about 5,000 employees globally. Mr. Khoury founded the company in 1987.
The Khourys have lived in Florida since 1992 and have resided on Jupiter Island since 2000.
The Khourys’ gift to the Kravis Center brings total donations to the Encore Campaign to
$30.5 million and puts the campaign at more than 98 percent of its $31 million goal. The Kravis Center thanks all who have contributed to this campaign in support of the Center’s capital projects.
The Cohen Pavilion and other renovations at the Kravis Center were completed in October 2003. Fundraising efforts to pay for the bonds used to finance the project are nearing completion.
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The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is a not-for-profit performing arts center whose mission is to enhance the quality of life in Palm Beach County by presenting a diverse schedule of National and International Artists and companies of the highest quality; by offering comprehensive Arts Education programs; by providing a Palm Beach County home in which local and regional arts organizations can showcase their work; and by providing an economic catalyst and Community Leadership in the revitalization of West Palm Beach, supporting efforts to increase travel and tourism to Palm Beach County.